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Erik, I see what you are saying. All of your points are valid. That said, I still think the PS3 is Sony's N64. I make the comparison between the two, but not for the reasons you sited. The N64 was the first Nintendo console not to finish first place in overall market share. The PS3 seems poised to be the first Sony console not to finish in first place. As you've pointed out, the details for the most part do not match up. Nintendo and Sony while both being arrogant and over confident had two diverging philsophies. My constant comparison of the two is more about the likely result of this generation and less about what events that lead to that result. Excellent post though Erik. BTW I to find Sony's bewilderment at the backlash disturbing. You can't fix a problem if you aren't aware that it exists.